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 Post subject: Blogger's Checklist
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:24 pm 
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So in true Matticus-like style, I've devised a little checklist to follow before any post goes live. The reason being is that I am quite possibly the most disorganized person the planet. Organizational behavior is not exactly a core requirement at school right now, and I've started using that for homework and assignments. Figured what the heck, why not apply it to blogging, right?

Before I finalize said check list, I'm going to get some more feedback and the like on it. More importantly, did I forget anything?

* Title: Very very important. (Untitled) is not a good title.
* Post: Make sure its filled up with stuff.
- Checked for typos
- Factual accuracy (I fail in this regard)
- Formatting/coding (Breaks, closed tags, spacing)
* Categories (Make sure a post about raiding and PvE stuff isn't in your PvP category
* Tags (Throw in some keywords. If it's about Illidan, put in T6, raiding, black temple, Illidan, boss, heal/dps/tank, )
* Scheduling: If you schedule your posts to appear at a certain time, make sure you enter it in accordingly. I think Wordpress uses a 24 hour system. Not sure if that can be changed.
* Proof read it: Wire it to a guildy, or give someon you trust contributor access/author access so they can preview it as it should look.

...I have a feeling I forgot something.

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 Post subject: Re: Blogger's Checklist
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:17 pm 
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Part the Xth: Verify images / links are working?
Part the Yth: (I do this, anyway. Dunno how broadly applicable it is when you're using something more friendly than the Blogger interface to craft posts.) Modify "target" locations on all links so that they open in a different window instead of directing people away from your blog.

That's all I can think of, at the moment. This is a pretty great list to keep handy and check twice before hitting the Publish button. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Blogger's Checklist
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:39 pm 
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This might be just me, but...

æ) Make sure that you actually like what you wrote. If I'm not happy with a post, I'll save it, and come back to it later. I might end up rewriting the whole thing.

I might be writing for an audience (after a fashion), but if I don't like to read it, I certainly don't want to subject anyone else to it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Blogger's Checklist
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Matticus wrote:
* Proof read it: Wire it to a guildy, or give someon you trust contributor access/author access so they can preview it as it should look.


Heehee ... I had to giggle at your misspelling of "someon" and "proofread." :)

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 Post subject: Re: Blogger's Checklist
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:08 pm 
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Phaelia wrote:
Matticus wrote:
* Proof read it: Wire it to a guildy, or give someon you trust contributor access/author access so they can preview it as it should look.


Heehee ... I had to giggle at your misspelling of "someon" and "proofread." :)


HEY! YOU KNOW WHAT?!

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*stoneforms*

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